Sergeant Mark Hill will cycle from Spain to France to help raise money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund
He is the only musician in the 30 strong team which will be cycling more than 80 miles a day in temperatures topping 30c.
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Thursday afternoon's weather for the west of the region
Thursday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
Hundreds of university lecturers are striking in a row about their pensions. Demonstrations are taking place at campuses across the region.